AARP Driver’s Safety At Regency Jewish Heritage Post-Acute Rehab And Nursing Center

From The Desk of Marie Barnes, Regency Corporate Marketing Director:

Regency Jewish Heritage Post-Acute, Rehab and Nursing Centers hosted a Driver’s Safety Course at its facility.  Twenty people from the community attended, appreciating the new information provided by the instructor, David Gelfand, who was extremely knowledgeable.

Along with discounts on your auto insurance, you will learn how cars have changed as traffic rules, driving conditions and the roads you travel every day. Some drivers’ age 50-plus have never looked back since they got their first driver’s license, but even the most experienced drivers can benefit from brushing up on their driving skills. By taking a driver safety course you’ll learn the current rules of the road, defensive driving techniques and how to operate your vehicle more safely in today’s increasingly challenging driving environment. You’ll learn how you can manage and accommodate common age-related changes in vision, hearing and reaction time. In addition, you’ll learn:

How to minimize the effects of dangerous blind spots

How to maintain the proper following distance behind another car

The safest ways to change lanes and make turns at busy intersections

Proper use of safety belts, air bags, antilock brakes and new technology found in cars today

Ways to monitor your own and others’ driving skills and capabilities

The effects of medications on driving

The importance of eliminating distractions, such as eating, smoking and using a cellphone

After completing the course, you will have a greater appreciation of driving challenges and a better understanding of how to avoid potential collisions and injuring yourself or others.

Wednesday, August 20th was the first evening of ongoing courses that will take place at Regency Jewish Heritage Post-Acute, Rehab and Nursing Center at 380 DeMott Lane, Somerset 08873.  Dates will be announced, and you can check your AARP website or contact Marie Barnes, 732-995-3934 or, for future courses.

Pictured is Mr. David Gelfand, AARP Volunteer Instructor, in the auditorium of Regency Jewish Heritage teaching the class.  For further information about Regency Jewish Heritage call 732-873-2000, or visit


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